Monday, November 19, 2012

Paper Smooches SPARKS-November Cool Shades Challenge

This week's Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge is a Cool Shades challenge, based on the color story seen here.  I used the colors to create a fun masculine card.

The card uses the Paper Smooches My Guy stamp set.  I made a simple scene using some blue waves, cut with an Edgeabilities scallop edged die, on an aqua panel.  I stamped the set's fishing pole image directly on the aqua panel with gray ink, then used dimensional dots to add the brightly colored fish to the scene.  A fluffy white felt cloud in the upper right corner adds a little texture.

I set the scene on an aqua panel on an angle.  To break up all the aqua, I added a half circle of aqua patterned paper peeking out from underneath the image panel.  The "you're reel great" sentiment is stamped on an orangey strip set across the card and accented with a twine tied button.

Here are the other team members posting today. Be sure to check out what they've created for the challenge:
Ashley Marcu
Jessica Davis
Nina Yang
Savannah O'Gwynn

And, stop by the challenge blog for all the challenge details.

Materials Used:
from i {heart} papersPaper Smooches My Guy stamp set, X-Press Copic blending cardstock, Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black and Gray Flannel inks, Copic markers (YR12, YR15, YR16, Y35, C-5), Spellbinders Classic Edges One Edgeabilities die, Echo Park Everyday Eclectic 6x6 paper pad, Lawn Fawn natural hemp twine, Pollika white felt, Sticky Thumb dimensional dots

other:  Pacific Point and Basic Gray cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Aqua Mist cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Just Peachy cardstock (Gina K Designs); Clouds Combo die (Clear and Simple Stamps); white button (Michaels)


  1. Oh, I love this card, Lori! The die cut water is soooooo cool!

  2. You NAILED NAILED NAAAAAAILED this color story! LOVE that little fish!! FUN design! Great card:)

  3. I love those cool waves you created and the fuzzy cloud. Of course the fish makes me smile, too :)


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